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With all the concerns lately about natural and non-natural disasters, including the economy, some people are choosing to prepare a bug-out location they will go to when they are ready to go off-grid. What are some things to take into consideration when you look for a place to bug out? First of all, ideally you’ll… Read more »


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New changes to the US Power grid may soon affect you. Here is what you need to know and how to be prepared.   The power grid is a shaky and scary thing. It is vulnerable to large scale attack, it is not sustainable, it requires large amounts of dwindling fossil fuels to produce electrical power, and… Read more »


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What are some things you can learn to do that will make you more valuable to your group when an emergency happens? Instead of preparedness goals like how many more cans of food to store or making a list of things you need to get, maybe evaluate what skills you want to learn. Here are… Read more »


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Electricity is something we depend on nearly every day. In fact, we use it so often that we don’t realize just how much we rely on it. If you don’t believe me, think back to the last time there was a power outage. How many times did you try turning on a light fully expecting… Read more »


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Have you thought about adding a generator to your emergency preparations?  If you’re just getting started with emergency preparedness, you’ll want to start with more important things (like food and water), but at some point, you may wonder if a generator is right for you. In this post, I’ll cover some basic things you’ll want… Read more »


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Howdy fellow blog readers.  I hope everyone that has been reading my blogs over the last sixteen months has gotten something out of them that has helped them in their lives to prepare for the upcoming disasters.  For my next set of articles over the next six months, I will be answering all questions from… Read more »


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We’ve been discussing fuel storage for quite some time now.  We’ve looked at storing gasoline, propane, kerosene, white gas, and butane.  Today we’re going consider wood and coal as emergency fuels! Wood and coal are still a pretty common way to store fuel.  If you have campfires or barbecue much, you may use them pretty… Read more »


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Today we will talk about a few other types of fuel that you may think about storing: kerosene, “white gas”, and butane. Kerosene Although kerosene has become less common in the United States, it is still commonly used in Japan and in developing nations.  The Amish use kerosene for their lighting at night.  In addition… Read more »


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So, if storing gasoline is tricky because of explosive vapors and a short shelf-life, what other sorts of fuels can be stored for emergency usage?  Today we’ll look at another option…


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Storing gasoline seems to make a lot of sense.  Gas prices keep rising, and if you believe we’ve hit peak oil—which we probably have—prices could go up exponentially.  Conflict in the Middle East continues, and that could lead to diminished supply of oil.